Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Spirit in Practice: An Adult Program for Developing A Regular Practice of the Spirit

Activity 3: In What Ways Are You Creative?

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Clock, watch, or timer
  • Bell
  • Newsprint
  • Markers
  • Easel
  • Optional: Microphone (preferably cordless)

Description of Activity

Invite the group to divide into pairs and take turns answering the question, "In what way-or ways-are you creative in your life?" Each person will have three minutes to answer as deeply and fully as possible while the other person listens.

After three minutes, ring the bell and invite the pairs to switch speakers.

After another three minutes, ring the bell and bring everyone back into one group. Ask volunteers to share one way they are creative in their lives. Record these responses on newsprint.

When the group has generated a list, discuss:

  • Do you see any common themes? Any surprises?
  • How can practices such as these enrich one's spirituality? In what ways have they enriched yours?

Including All Participants

If you notice participants struggling to hear one another in their pairs, allow some pairs to leave the room and find a quieter space. If two participants require American Sign Language interpretation and you have only one interpreter, pair up those participants. If you have more than two participants needing ASL interpretation, find a second interpreter to help.

You may wish to pass a cordless microphone during the full-group discussion so that participants can hear one another better.